2009.49.1: View-Master, 1976

Additional Images

2009.49.1: View-Master.
Image No. 3311 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

A hand held View-Master, standard, Model G., Red and white body with a blue handle, was released to commemorate the United States Bicentennial. The View-Master was used to view seven 3-D images [also called stereo reel, see 2009.49.2] on a card disk. Stamped in relief 'MADE IN U.S.A. GAF CORPORATION PORTLAND. OREGON T.M. REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. -MARCA REG.- MARQUE DEPOSEE'.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 2009.49.1
Collection: Audio-Visual
Date: 1976

Object Dimensions

  • Height: 9.3 cm
  • Width: 13 cm
  • Depth: 7.5 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • glass,
  • plastic

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: GAF Corporation
  • Owner: Dr. John R. Kellet M.B.E.
  • History of Use: Dr John Robert Kellet [1913-2008] emigrated to B.C. in 1959 where he worked for the Federal Indian Health Service. He retired in 1978 but in 1979 he worked part-time in a private practice in Burnaby until 1989 when he retired for a second time. Dr Kellet specialised in Ophthalmology.